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Browns' David Bell: Diminished role expected
Bell is expected to have a diminished role with the addition of Elijah Moore.
Bell was Cleveland's leader with 236 snaps at slot receiver last season, per Pro Football Focus. While he was serviceable in that role, the Browns felt an upgrade was needed and traded for Moore, who was the Jets' leading slot receiver in 2022 with 255 snaps. The Browns also added Marquise Goodwin, who played 187 snaps in the slot for the Seahawks last year, which may further negatively impact Bell's playing time in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Shut out Week 18
Bell did not catch either of his two targets in a 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 18.
Bell finished the season with just one catch on four targets over the final three weeks. He had thumb and toe injuries down the stretch, missing nearly two full games, which impacted him over the final five games. The rookie slot receiver finished the year with 24 catches, 35 targets and 214 yards. Bell had steady, if minor, production prior to the injury and, like every pass catcher on the team, will wait for Deshaun Watson to return to form the quarterback had prior to a long layoff. If the old Watson is back in 2023, the Browns will likely throw more, and Bell could build off the modest output of his rookie season.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Returns to action
Bell caught one of two targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 17-10 loss to the Saints.
Bell rejoined the active roster after missing one week due to a toe injury. He had 51 snaps and a 73-percent share, season highs for the rookie wideout. Cleveland's passing attack has taken a step back since Deshaun Watson returned from his suspension, so expected output for Bell and others should be seen through that filter. The Browns had fewer than 200 passing yards for the third time in four starts, with the offense averaging 170 passing yards when Watson starts.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Cleared for Week 16
Bell (toe) doesn't carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Saints after being listed as a full practice participant Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bell is thus slated to return to the mix after missing one game, but as the Browns' No. 3 wideout option behind Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones, the 2022 third-rounder brings modest fantasy upside to the table in Week 16. Over the course of 13 games, the Purdue product has hauled in 23 of his 31 targets for 196 yards.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Expected back Saturday
Bell (toe) is on track to play Saturday against the Saints, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Bell, who missed the Browns' Week 15 win over the Ravens, was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report. The Browns are apparently optimistic that Bell will increase his practice activity as the week rolls along, with Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal relaying that head coach Kevin Stefanski "sounded confident" about the receiver's availability for Saturday. Bell has been a steady, if unspectacular, contributor over his first 13 NFL games, catching 23 of 31 targets for 196 yards and zero touchdowns.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Opens week as limited participant
Bell (toe) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
The rookie sat out the Browns' Week 15 win over the Ravens with listed toe and thumb injuries, but the former issue is the only one attached to his name as Cleveland begins preparing for Saturday's game against the Saints. Bell already looks to be in a better spot on the health front compared to last week, as he failed to practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday before sitting out against Baltimore. The Browns may still need to see Bell put in a full practice Wednesday or Thursday before officially clearing him for the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Inactive Saturday
Bell (thumb/toe) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Ravens.
Bell was listed as a non-participant in practice Tuesday through Thursday before being the lone Cleveland player assigned a Week 15 injury designation (questionable). He'll sit this one out, with 2022 sixth-rounder Michael Woods and hybrid running back/receiver Demetric Felton likely next up for added snaps Saturday alongside starting WRs Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Questionable, but likely to sit
Bell (thumb/toe), who is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Ravens, isn't in line to play, Jordan Schultz of TheScore.com reports.
Confirmation on Bell's Week 15 status won't officially arrive until the Browns release their inactive list 90 minutes before Saturday's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff, but his expected absence comes as little surprise after he wasn't able to practice in any fashion Tuesday through Thursday while managing the two injuries. Assuming Bell is sidelined, the Browns will likely turn to rookie Michael Woods and hybrid running back/receiver Demetric Felton to take on more reps alongside starting wideouts Donovan Peoples-Jones and Amari Cooper.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Questionable for Week 15
Bell (thumb/toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Bell didn't practice this week, so the 2022 third-rounder is looking pretty iffy for Saturday's contest. If he's unable to go, Michael Woods and Demetric Felton would be candidates to log added Week 15 snaps behind top wideouts Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Not practicing again
Bell (thumb) wasn't spotted on the practice field Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
The Browns will release their final Week 15 injury report later Thursday, but with Bell having not practiced in any capacity over the past three days, he appears unlikely to be available for Saturday's game against the Ravens. If that's the case, the Browns could turn to Demetric Felton and Michael Woods to pick up more snaps alongside top wideouts Amari Cooper (hip) and Donovan Peoples-Jones when the team rolls out three-receiver formations.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Opens week as non-participant
The Browns listed Bell (thumb/toe) as a non-participant at Tuesday's estimated practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Cleveland won't get back on the practice field until Wednesday, but because the team plays on Saturday in Week 15, the team had to issue its first official practice report Tuesday. If Bell is able to participate in some capacity Wednesday and/or Thursday, he should be in good shape to suit up this weekend against the Ravens. He played through toe and thumb injuries in this past Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals, logging 47 snaps on offense while catching all three of his targets for 27 yards.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Records three receptions
Bell caught three of three targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals.
Bell fought through injuries during the practice week after injuring his thumb and toe and being limited to three plays in Week 13. There was speculation that he could play a larger role with Amari Cooper dealing with a hip injury, which he aggravated on the opening drive per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, but it wound up being a normal week of production for Bell. He's averaged four targets, three catches and 25 yards over his last five healthy games.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Available, despite lack of practice
Bell (thumb/toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Scott Ptrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bell's lack of injury designation is surprising considering the rookie wide receiver was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday before failing to participate in Friday's practice. Assuming Bell is indeed able to play without restrictions, he could be thrust into a larger role given the uncertainty over top wideout Amari Cooper's (hip) availability.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Remains limited in practice
Bell (thumb) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Though Bell's practice reps have been capped for both of the Browns' first two Week 14 sessions, the rookie wideout said Thursday that he'll be good to go for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, per Zac Jackson of The Athletic. In order to enter the weekend minus a designation, however, Bell may need to upgrade to full practice activity Friday. If available Sunday, Bell will likely serve as the Browns' clear No. 3 wideout after his main challenger for the role, Anthony Schwartz (concussion), was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Browns' David Bell: Limited by thumb injury Wednesday
Bell was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to a thumb injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bell was forced out of Cleveland's Week 13 win in Houston due to the injury, but as long as he's able to upgrade to full participation by Friday, he should be in good shape to play Sunday at Cincinnati. The rookie out of Purdue has held a bit role in the Cleveland passing attack this season, collecting 20 receptions for 169 yards and no touchdowns.... See More ... See Less
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